SHAH ALAM: Back in the saddle again. Back in December 2021, Malaysian Defence posted that the KD Laksamana Muhammad Amin (pennant number 136) was undergoing a refit at the Grade One Marine Shipyard (GOMS) Sdn Bhd near Lumut. As part of the refit, she was getting a new hull to replace the old one that had been worn out.
Earlier, this month – December 4 – GOMS posted on its social media that Laksamana Muhammad Amin had completed a portion of the refit and it was to take part on the next phase of the programme.
As the corvette had been put back into water, it is likely the ship was undergoing harbour trials before much of the equipment taken off prior to the refit would be installed. Once she passed the harbour tests, it is likely she will undergo sea trial prior to returning into RMN service.
The refit and re-hulling of Laksamana Muhammad Amin is part of the RMN’s Obsolescence Programme which involved the replacement of engines and other components of its Fast Attack Craft and the Laksamana class fleet. Under the same programme, some of the ships will have their superstructures mated to a new hull.
It appears that Laksamana Muhammad Amin will beat KD Perkasa which was among the first FAC to undergo a re-hulling refit.
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